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Two Guerrillas Killed by Israeli Patrol in Clash in Upper Galilee

An Israeli patrol killed two Arab guerrillas in a clash near Biranit in Upper Galilee last night without sustaining casualties. The guerrillas were identified as members of the Syrian sponsored Al Saiqa organization. They wore camouflage uniforms and carried Russian-made Kalachnikof rifles. The encounter was the second since Saturday near the Lebanese border which seems to be shaping up as the new focal point of guerrilla activity. All other fronts remained quiet. The Suez Canal cease-fire continues in force. The last shelling of an Israeli settlement from Jordanian territory occurred Aug. 25. An Arab terrorist who crossed Jordan into Israel was killed Saturday when he stepped on a mine in the Nahal Argaman sector in the Jordan basin. Israeli observers report the return of shepherds and farmers to their land east of the Jordan River indicating that the guerrillas, pulled out of the area to fight against King Hussein’s forces in last month’s Jordanian civil war, have not returned. The Israelis also report no sign of Jordanian regulars on the east bank.

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